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Marden Village Club (C.I.U. / Working Men's Club)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Shepherd Neame - Christmas AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - DragonfireExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0

Visits Details

18 Apr 2012 (Pedro)
Evening - actually not a WMC but a villiage club
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellenta little chilly
Shepherd Neame - Dragonfire4.50Excellentbut a bit too cold
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Goodtoo cold
09 Dec 2011 (Dosser)
Quite a big crowd in
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Christmas Ale5.00AcceptableWatery beer with a typical Sheps taste
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried

About the Marden Village Club

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Marden, Kent, TN12 9DT.

The Club in Albion Road was founded in 1907 and the Old School rooms were used for social evenings which included, in those days, the playing of Billiards & Bagatelle and reading. After the first World War the use of the school rooms became uncomfortable, and the club moved into its current premises in 1921. Mr Fuggles had purchased The Poplar Tree public house, and he was prepared to allow the club to loan the £600 purchase price at 5% interest. It was also at about this time that the club became known as Marden Working Men's Club, and remained so until its Centenary in 2007. In 1922 there was a proposal to start selling alcoholic drinks, but after the Rev Johnston spoke strongly against the idea, the proposal was defeated. This 'teetotal' situation only remained until 1926 as the members finally had their way, and a licence was granted. In 1985 an extension was built to accommodate a function room and in 1990 the club premises was completely refurbished at considerable cost. Local CAMRA branch Club of the Year 2019 and 2022.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 5 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN12 9DT